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Vitamin D deficiency may be relevant to childhood asthma infections, infant fractures

January 22, 2015

Postmortem vitamin D results could offer a deeper understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms behind certain diseases causing child deaths and inform further research, according to findings published in Pediatric and Developmental Pathology.

“Measuring serum vitamin D levels postmortem may provide invaluable information on sudden unexplained death in children, in children dying from asthma, and in babies with fractures,” researchers in the United Kingdom wrote.

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Metabolic syndrome may protect bone health in postmenopausal women

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HT may delay, stunt BMD in adolescents with gender dysphoria

January 7, 2015
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Fragile bones linked to inactivity over millenia

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Vitamin D deficiency may be relevant to childhood asthma infections, infant fractures

January 22, 2015
Postmortem vitamin D results could offer a deeper understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms behind certain diseases causing child deaths and…
In the Journals

Metabolic syndrome may protect bone health in postmenopausal women

January 9, 2015
Metabolic syndrome may have a protective effect on bone in older postmenopausal women, according to research published in BMC Endocrine
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HT may delay, stunt BMD in adolescents with gender dysphoria

January 7, 2015
Among individuals with gender dysphoria who initiated gender reassignment during adolescence, gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue therapy may…
In the Journals

Fragile bones linked to inactivity over millenia

January 4, 2015
Human bones have become much lighter and more fragile since the invention of agriculture, mostly attributable to a more sedentary lifestyle that…
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